Postdoctoral Research Associate in Automated Electrophysiology

Department of Pharmacology, Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

A position is available in the Department of Pharmacology at Northwestern University in Chicago for an advanced postdoctoral researcher interested in acquiring expertise using high throughput automated patch clamp electrophysiology. The primary research goals are to investigate the functional and pharmacological properties of human ion channel mutations associated with congenital cardiac arrhythmia, sudden cardiac death, and genetic epilepsy in heterologous cells and human iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes. Previous experience with cellular electrophysiology and familiarity with voltage-gated ion channels is required. Prior knowledge and experience with ion channel pharmacology and high complexity data analysis is highly desirable. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. with a minimum of 2-3 years previous postdoctoral training in academia or industry.

Please send complete CV including a list of 3 references as a PDF to al.george@northwestern.edu.


NIH-funded postdoc position available to study ligand-gated ion channels

Michaela Jansen Lab
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, Texas

NIH-funded postdoc position available immediately to study pentameric ligand-gated ion channels, in particular their intracellular domain and interactions with other proteins.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. degree with a solid background in biophysics/biochemistry and discipline specific as well as essential wet-lab skills. Experience in structural biology, membrane protein biochemistry, or ion channel electrophysiology is preferred.

A successful candidate is expected to be highly skilled and self-motivated, willing to work in a collaborative environment, and able to communicate well with scientists and non-scientists from diverse backgrounds.


Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

Ewan St. John Smith Lab
Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge

We are looking for a motivated and innovative scientist to carry out a research project examining the role of modulators of the voltage-gated sodium channel NaV1.7 in relation to joint pain. The work is a collaboration with Dr Tony Jackson in the Dept. of Biochemistry (https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/research/jackson-tony).

A variety of techniques will be employed, including: dorsal root ganglion culture, electrophysiology, behavioural work and proteomics.

The role holder will be based in central Cambridge. The key duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: developing and conducting the project, writing up research work for publication, managing own research and administrative activities, helping in the supervision of students and assisting in grant writing.


Researcher Position: Ion Channel Biophysics

Tim Lynagh Lab
The University of Bergen

There is a vacancy for a 2-year researcher position at the Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology (www.sars.no/) in the research group of Dr. Timothy Lynagh. The project will focus on the biophysical characterization of ligand-gated ion channels – both native and heterologous – using electrophysiology on whole cells and membrane patches.


Postdoctoral Position Available to Study KCNMA1-Linked Channelopathy

Andrea Meredith Lab
The University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD, United States

We are seeking a highly motivated team-player to contribute to our studies of a new ion channelopathy defined by mutations in KCNMA1, the gene encoding the large conductance Ca2+-activated BK channel. The project involves investigating human KCNMA1 mutations and their impact on excitability in heterologous and neuronal models.